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​Brisbane School of Distance Education
(BSDE) offers an innovative, online P-12 curriculum catering for diversity and inclusivity through 70 minute lessons, delivered through web conferencing, from 8.00am - 2.50pm and a variety of digital platforms.  Currently, BSDE is implementing the Australian Curriculum across the three sub schools; Primary, Juni​or Secondary and Senior Secondary plus Learning & Student Support and eKindy
Detailed information regarding BSDE Curriculum offerings are published on our school website annually for new and continuing parents and students to access and includes:
  • Course outlinesPrimary, Junior, Senior- outlining time allocations, requirements and topics studied.
  • Work rate calendarsPrimary, JuniorSenior outlining unit plans, topics to be studied and a schedule of due dates for the submission of both formative and summative work.
The BSDE Curriculum has been developed in line with the Australian Curriculum which identifies 8 learning areas that provide the focus for teaching and learning - Mathematics, Science, English, Humanities and Social Science, Technology, The Arts, Health and Physical Education and Languages. 
In addition, the Australian Curriculum provides opportunities for the contribution and development of the seven general capabilities and three cross-curriculum priorities in each learning area.
The seven general capabilities are:
  1. Literacy,
  2. Numeracy,
  3. Information and communication technology competence,
  4. Critical and creative thinking,
  5. Ethical behaviour,
  6. Personal and social capability, and
  7. Intercultural understanding.
The three cross-curriculum priorities are:
  1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures,
  2. Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia, and
  3. Sustainability.

The implementation of the Australian Curriculum is supported by:
  1. our Pedagogical Framework, IMPACT and faculty coaches,
  2. our belief that our teaching and learning is focused on improving individual student outcomes,
  3. the integration of ICTs offering new ways of working for young adolescents, and
  4. assessment that promotes complex thinking and problem solving.
The underpinning philosophies of our programs are to provide a supportive environment which will encourage students to realise their full potential. 

The Year 7 and 8 curriculum is designed to build the foundations for future pathways where students are introduced to each learning area and in Years 9 and 10 there is more focus on developing the future pathways that are then studied in the senior phase of schooling​.